Funeral services for Gerald "Jerry" Lee Wood will be held 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at Family Life Church with Elder Ron Lenard, from Grand Junction, Colorado officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 29,2023 from 4-7 p.m. at Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West Fifth Street, Gillette, WY 82716.
Mr. Wood, age 70, died Friday, August 25, 2023 peacefully at Campbell County Health surrounded by his loved ones, following a 17 year lung battle.
Gerald Lee Wood, known to his friends and family as Jerry was born in Wellington, Kansas to Billy and Doris (Arnold) Wood. He was raised and educated in Colorado and Wyoming. He attended High School at Campbell County graduating in 1971. After graduation from high school he attended University of Denver. Following his time in Denver, he worked for Baker Services, in Utah and Colorado. He then moved back to Gillette, Wyoming to join the family business, Wood Wireline Service, Inc. In 1981 he and his business partner started High Plains, Inc.
He married his high school sweetheart, Vicki Boden in 1977 in Elko, Nevada. The couple made their home in Gillette where they continued to run the family business. Jerry and Vicki were blessed with their son Dustin Lee (1980) and daughter Tiffany Jan (1983).
Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing. In his younger days he enjoyed winter sports, playing softball, basketball and attending concerts. In recent years he enjoyed spending time in Ten Sleep with his wife and grandkids.
He will be remembered most by his words of wisdom and his generosity to people that came across his path.
Gerald will be missed by his wife Vicki; children: Dustin (Jade) Wood and Tiffany (Matthew) Nelson; grandchildren: Patience, Kodi, Jace and Juel Wood, Landon and Grayson Nelson; siblings: Cheryl Stocker, Linda (Ron) Lenard and Lloyd (Glenita) Wood as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws (Glen and Janette Boden) and his beloved dog, Trooper, uncle Earl, brother-in-law Stocker and nephews.
Memorials in Gerald's name are suggested to benefit Polstar Outdoors (a charity for Wounded Veterans and Terminally Ill Children) or a charity of your choice. Donations can be sent in care of Gerald Lee Wood to Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West Fifth Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences can also be expressed at gillettememorialchapel.com.